Wednesday Forum

A group of performers hold Chinese and Ivorian flags during the inauguration ceremony of Ivory Coast’s new 60,000-seat Olympic stadium, built with the help of China, in Ebimpe, outside Abidjan, on October 3, 2020 ahead of 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. (Photo by Issouf SANOGO / AFP) (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Wednesday, April 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom

Topic:  Great Decisions 2021 Chapter 5: China and Africa

The Covid-19 crisis has put a massive strain on what was growing a positive economic and political relationship between China and the continent of Africa. As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s centerpiece “Belt and Road initiative” continues to expand Chinese power, the response to the spread of Covid-19, as well as African governments’ growing debt to China has seen pushback. What are some of the growing economic and political issues between China and Africa?

Presenter: Richard Wildermuth. We will watch the Great Decisions video, followed by Richard’s commentary and discussion.

Find the Zoom link in UUC Connect (login required) or contact the church office.  All are welcome.